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. >> reporter: as pastor terry jones plans for the 9/11 anniversarbecomes public, in pakistan they burned the u.s. flag, the indonesia, the presidenwarns of an interfaith bklash. >> what is being planned by reverend terry jones and followers in florida, the united states of america, before the publics burn the holy koran, not only with the feelings of the islamic but i am also certain the feelings of the followers of other faiths can threaten peace and security. >> in the gaza strip, the hamas prime minister vowed allegiance to the koran and called pastor jones a criminal liar. in the u.s. clergy were quic to condemn the plans as well. >> i say shame on you. >> bearingwitness against your neighbor is against the koran and bibles. we have to be here. >> even president obama weighed in on the safety of the u.s. citizens abroad. >> ts stunt he is talking aboupulling could greatly endanger our young men in women in iraq and afghanistan. >> mission's experts say these kinds of events can be catastrophic for christians in muslim lands. >> christians arou the world will suffer. there is almost no doubt
in islamabad for us. just how much back and fourth have we beenhaving? we thought she could be released, and then she wasn't. looks like reza is not hearing me. we will continue to work on getting him back up. let me go back. sarah shourd is her name. her along wit two friends have been held and were accused of being spies. we got word last week that there was a deal in place to allow her to have a conditional release, just t heard. we got that word late last week and we thought she was going to be released on saturday, and then iran came back and said things are not in place and the judicial pross has not played out, and now this morning there is word that she could be released if $500,000 in bail was paid. that's where we are now. now, new information whas been back to us, and now everything is in place for sarah shourd to be replaced as soon as the money is paid. $500,000. it's being called bail money, but once that is paid she would be released and go back to the united states, and that mney would be forfeited even if they did want to try her. but sh would be out of there. however,
the u.s. has blundrd into the scenario with one overreaction or another. bin laden needs to be the object of our hoss tilts, national security and contempt and deserves to be taken seriously. but most of what he has achieved we do ourselves. bin laden does not deserve that we even inadvertently fuffleful unimagined dreams. here's more from the president friday at this news conference. i think in this day and age there is always going to be the potential for an individual or a small group of individuals, if they are willing to die, to kill other people. some of them are going to be very well organized and some of them are going to be random. that threat is there and it's important, i think, for the american people to understand that and not to live in fear. it's just a reality of today's world that there are going to be threats out there. we have i think greatly improved our homeland security security since 9/11 occurred. you know, i am constantly impressed with the dedication that our teams apply to this problem. they are chasing down every threat, not just from al qaeda
for being here with us on "cnn sunday morning" and we are handing it over to candy crowley right now. >>> and the reports conclusions, the threat is more complex and more diversetth terrists groupsop operational value in conducting your frequent and less sophisticated attacks. al qaeda or an affiliate will succeed at getting some kind of attack through in the next few years. >> there will alws be the potential for a group if they are willing to die to kill other people. >> nine years after 9/11, the threat has changed, but it remains. today, an anxious anniversary, with homeland security seety, janet napolitano, and former homeland security, michael chertoff and then fred to townsand. >>> and then former house republican leader dick armey and trent lott. i am candy crowley, and this is state of the union. this 9/11 was remarkable for it's divisiveness, and protests from the cultural islamic center from blocks away, and protests in pakistan and afghanistan. >>re seeing today riots in afghanistan,ots in that threaten our young men and women in uniform. and although this may be one indi
and fire. 37 homes were destroyed. cnn's ted rowlands is live in san bruno today. give us an idea of what these residents were able to see. >> well, fredricka, we're talking about the people that were just outside that perimeter of the blast zone. the homes that were completely demolished, that's still a crime scene. and investigators are still literally sifting through the dirt there looking foiar any potential evidence or potential hun remains. but it's those people that live in the surrounding homes, the ones that are still standing, that have been out of their homes since the thursday explosion. they were allowed back today.us last jt hour and a half. they've been going back into their homes, and whngat they're seeing is, yes, their home is intact. but they're seeing thetr neighborhood completely destroyed. it's a pretty emotional scene, as you can imagine out there on the hill. meanwhile, the questions ontinue as to how this happened. and theng investigation is movi too slowly for a lot of people here. politicians have urged the investigators to pick up the pace or at least deliver i
. >>> hello, everyone. it's the top ofth the hour. thanks for joining us. there is new questions tonight about the gas main that exploded this week in california. cnn has obtained documents showing as farck back as 2007 t utility pg&e considered a portion of the main that ruptured to have a high risk of tsilure. the first residents were escorted home to see thedamage. four people were killed. six are still missing. ted rollins joins us with the latest on that. imagine seeingthat up close ande ersonal, what once were your possessions. >> reporter: absolutely, don. we went with a couple that went baa to their home. their house is just two houses d away from area of destroyed homes. on saw the images television. they were speechless on their balcony looking over the sheer devastation of what used to be their neighborhood. pretty emotional day up there. >> just looking at all this. i -- i saw this from the news. but being here and the first time coming up here and looking at all this, it was just there's no words. i can't really explain. >> and residents who lost thr homes, don, we should tell yo
you could be a taliban member and kill american soldiers. the u.s. military is so upset about this that te game has been banned from being sold on most u.s. army bases. the good news, i suppose, is here's a situation in which the united stas could have a decisive victory over the taliban. too bad it's just a game. thanks for joining my program this week. i will see you next week. >>> will this be the day iran finally freeze an america hiker? >>> three days after that deadly explosion in san bro, californ, workers return to their devastating neighborhood. >>> modern-day flavor in the united states. we've have the shocking results of seven-year investigation. you're in the cnn newsroom. i'm fredricka whitfield. we're waiting to see if iran is going to free detained u.s. hiker sarah shourd. shourd is one of three american hikers arrested in iran more than a year ago and accused of spying. late last week, iran announced shourd would be released, then said she wouldn't, but there'sw new hope today. we're filled in on this latest back and forth. as another delay by the iran governme
>> if this was all about money and we wanted money, we would have taken dea offered to us decades ago for st. nicholas and moved somewhere else. it's never been about money. >> what is it about? >> it's about building on or near our original site, the birthright st. nicholas has to go back to that site where it was for 85 years prior to 9/11. >> reporter: the port of authority says the church has always had the right to build on the original site, but at this point, work would have to be arted in 2015. sai st. nicholas is hoping something coop worked out before then. >>> we'll have the latest details including iran's latest demand coming up at 4:00 eastern. and at 5:00 eastern, farm workers held as slaves where? in the united states. i'm fredricka whitfield. your money starts now. >>> president obama has a massive w plan to jump-start the economy. will it work? i'm ali. christine is off this week. obama is proposing billions of dollars of infrastructure money meant to besed for high-structure rail, building roads, the kind of money you see going to construction workers. $100 billi
advisers. thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> thank you very much. i want to ask you what's just happened. the house minority leader, john boehner said he would consider extending the middle class tax cuts. if the only option i have is to vote for some of those tax reductions, i'll vote for it, he said, on "face the nation" this morning. what is your reaction? >> i haven't seen the comments. i noticed the qualifier if my only choice is. if he -- if he's truly saying that we can, as the president called for, get a broad consensus to extend the middle class tax cuts, we should do it. we shouldn't hold that hostage for the argument about the tax cuts just for the very, very highest income people. if he's for that, i would happy. in the past, we have seen some of these circumstances in which what appears to be the offer of doing the sensible thing in the light of day, there's a little bit of a feeling of, well if the president's for it, i'm against it, then it falls apart. >> he does obviously say he's going do everything he can to fight to make sure that all the tax cuts
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go, but it is going to cost. reza sayah is on the story for us this morning. reza, good morning to you. how much does i iran want? >> reporter: $500,000, t.j. that's how much they want. this has been a bizarre process in iran, and no doubt a difficult one for sarah shourd and her family to go through, of course. initially iranian officials came out last week and said sarah shourd would be released. then they said she wouldn't be released. and now today, again, they're saying she c be released, in exchange for half a million dollars in bail money. the latest twist came today at a news conference by tehran's revolutionary court prosecutor. the prosecutor saying today that shourd's f sarah medical condition, iran is offering to release her for that ba ail money. i don't think there is any doubt that her famy is somehow going to come up with thatmoney. it is not clear at this point when that's going to happen and when she will be allowed to leave the country. as far as the other two hikers go, shane bauer and joshua fattal, the prosecutor said today they're not going anywhere, they'
this trader, look what he it to us. putting troops in peril as he provided aid and comfort to our nation's enemies in afghanistan. fueled by the pastor's diverse plan since canceled to burn the tholy book, look at the td fiamericanrotests tha erupted for the second day in the war torn nation. one angry crowd shouting death hey set fire ouide one of our bases as if our heros over tre needed any more problems. from earler in today here is the president. >> this is a day of remembrance. a day of reflection. and with god's grace, a day of unity and renewal. they may seek to spark conflict between different faiths but as americans we are not and never will be at war with islam. it was not a religion that attacked us that september day, it was al-qaedana. a sorry band of men which perverts religion. and just as we condemn intolerance and extremism abroad, so will we stay true to our traditions here at home as a diverse and tolerant nation. >> geraldo: while there is physical renewal,here was little unity around ground zera today. we planned a celebrahetion tonight of the rise of the new world
christopher lives to tell the tale to the rest of us. get wsoon. >>> that's it for this edition of "reliae sources." i'm howard kurtz. join us again next sunday morning, 11:00 a.m. eastern, for another critical look at the media. "state of the union" with candy crowley begins right now. >>> a new report sys the u.s. is now particularly vulnerable to homegrown terrorism. the report's conclusions, the threat is more complex and more diverse than at any time over the past nine years. terrorist groups see operational value in conducting more frequent and less sophisticated attacks. by the law of averages, al qaeda or an affiliate will succeed in getting some kind of attack through in the next years. >> there is always going to be the potential for an individual or a small group of individuals, if they are willing to die, to kill other people. >> nine years after 9/11,, the threat has changed, but it remains. today, an anxious anniversary with homelansecurity security janet napolitano, former homeland security secretary michael chertoff andun former white house counterterrorism adviser, fran t
. thanks for joining us. 9/11 nine years vilater. here is the view in new york city right now at this moment. the familiar tribute in light snell synonymous with ground zero, symbolizing the fall in towers of the world trade center and serving as a silent reminder of the nearlypeople who died in the terror attacks. earlier in new york at the pentagon and at a quiet field in pennsylvania, solemn ceremonies marked the moments when hijackers took control of four airliners and took aim at american's political and financial capitals. the nation has changed in many ways since then. some of the change is obvious. others more so. we start with this morning's gathering of families and loved ones in manhattan, clutching photos and fighting back tears. newyork fell silent at 8:46 a.m. and again at 9:03, the moments when two jets crashed into the twin towers. acre moment reminiscent of the one that dawned nine use ago. the area remembers a construction senite full of equipment and full of grand plans for a fitting memorial. >> leeann @ lehr. >> daniel thomas awfully tough. >> what has a b
within three degrees of our number, 65. no big changes there. the numbers should warm us up into the lower 70s. clouds will linger. but that's fine. we can play baseball with clouds. >> sure. easily. thanks, kim. we'll see you in a bit. after canceling the release of one of the detained american hikers on saturday, a senior iranian prosecutor says the country will release one of them today. iran will release sarah shourd because of health problems. more than a year after she was jailed with two of her friends and accused of spying. shourd was to be released yesterday but it was canceled due to paperwork problems. the other two will remain in custody. >>> we are following a developing story out of baltimore. police issued an alert or an escaped inmate who could be in the washington area. paul palmer faked a medical emergency while being taken to jail. he is charged with attempted murder in a stabbing last month. he could be traveling with a woman in a silver kia spectra. 2008. with a maryland tag number 1 ewb 10. if you know anything about this case you're urged to call 911.
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just ahead. first, a quick peek at our forecast. kim martucci joins us now. finally we have a wet half to the weekend. >> we do. we needed this rain. we have been talking a six-inch plus rain fef sit. something is better than nothing. it should be out of here in time for tailgating and the game later number evening. we have 64 and at reagan international. the main band of rain coming through. it started through the overnight. a lot of tailgaters should be good as you get a head start over there. 64 is the temp. we'll take you to 73 with cloudy skies this afternoon. the drying trend is tee. >> all right. nats and redskins. >>> we are following a developing story out of baltimore. police issued an alert or an escaped inmate who could be in the washington area. paul palmer faked a medical emergency while being taken to jail. he is charged with attempted murder in a stabbing last month. he could be traveling with a woman in a silver kia spectra. if you know anything about this case you're urged to call 911. >>> after the release of an american hiker on saturday, a senior iranian prosecutor
hirsi ali wrote a book about why she left islam. >> i would never use the expression anti-islamic sentiment. i think it's more precise to distinguish between political islam on the one hand and religious islam and spiritual islam. and i have seen, yes, a growing knowledge on political islam, a growing interest in political islam, and a growing condemnation of political islam by more and more americans. i find both american men and women audiences that i speak condemn practices in the name of islam against women, the forced veiling of women, forced marriages of women, the guardian principle. there have been some eye-catching stories, for instance the 18-year old yemeni girl who was married off to an 80-year old man and who managed to escape that. so there is condemnation of these practices and there is condemnation of honor killings, condemnation of female genital mutilation. that is not a command in the koran, but in some obscure hadith, but practiced widely in muslim countries and among muslim immigrants to the u.s. >> so, does the thing that ms. a alreadyi mention done a
have 6 on the road. bullpen has become an issue bigger than us. that's outside. 2-2. >> steve: the bullpen has started to come back. >> ken: they have started to come back. >> steve: bobby jenks is the one who has had some problems, but j. j. putz is back, sale has been just unbelievable with the outings he has had. santos is throwing the ball well again. >> ken: but the guy who anchors that bullpen is bobby jenks. foul tipped. staying alive. >> steve: >> steve: that ball trickled away. >> ken: if our bullpen does what i think they can do for the last three weeks, we have an excellent chance of coming back. that's hit to left centerfield. blanco is there. and that is out number 2. here's the u.s. cellular text question results. yes, 74%. no, 26%. and that's it. so the answer is yes. >> steve: >> ken: out of play right side. just again a reminder, makes your plans to be here at the ballpark for this series finale. if you can't make it to the ballpark, the game will be over on comcast sportsnet, a 1:05 start. and that is out of play right side once again. so the count 0-2 with t
. good evening. thanks for joining us. 9/11, nine yearshe later. here's the view in, new york city, the familiar tribute in lights synonymous with ground zero symbolizing the two fallen towers of the with world trade center and a reminder of the nearly 3,000 people who died in the terror attacks. earlier at the pentag and at a quiet field in shanksville, pennsylvania, ceremonies marked the moments when airliners took control and took aim at thefi financial capitals. the nation has changed some ways and some is obvious and some motre subtle. we start with the gatherings, clutching photos and fighting back tears. new york fell silent at 8:46 and again at 9:03, the moment when is two jets crashed into the twin towers. reminiscent of the morning that dawned nine years ago. the area is say construction site full o f equipment and grand plans for a fittingem . >> daniel thomas -- >> what has become an annual custom, the names of the 2,752 people who died at the world trade center site were read allowed and their loved ones mourn and remembered. president barack obama traveled to the pent
taken out crashed into the de of the building. joining us one of the producers with fox report. owen what do you know? >>'m on the roof of my building five blocks south of world tradeenter. there's a massive gaping hole on the second tor it is about 15 stories from the roof. it is unbeevable to look at. there's a massive hole. [ phone ringing ] >> where is the fire? >> i'm on the 106th floor of the world trade ceer. >> the plane went in on one side and came out the other this is horrible. >> right now let's hand it over to john scott. you can see the smoke tower isow growing. there is quite a bit of flame inside the building. i wasust walking into the studio that day i wear this wireless ifb we call it. i heard this very urgent voice say john scott, studio b, now! it was a minute or two later we the pictures5 u from the fox 5 helicopter. what could you say? the two towers are home at lost during the day to upwards of 50,000 workers. >> it looked like thelane was aiming towards the building. >> i was onhe 67th floor when the first plane hit. it took me a second or two to catch my bre
a back and forth yords deal. >> the judiciary appeared to use the release to flex its muscles, which highlights the deep rift in iran ejen amongst the conservatives. on friday the foreign ministry announced plans for her to be released on saturday, with the result of ahmadinejad's personal intervention and reflected his special viewpoint of this islamic republic of iran on the dignity of women. hours later the judiciary suddenly called off the whole release which was a very embarrassing rebuke to ahmadinejad. like i said, this really highlights these deep rifts and this struggle for the balance of power in iran right now. >> all right. nbc's ali arouzi, thank you very much. and now here's carl. >> jenna, thanks. >>> as the nation remembers the september 11th attacks on saturday protesters took to the streets, tongurning the day's m from reflection to outrage. mike taibbi has the story. >> reporter: they are by now familiar remembrance. >> adam -- >> reporter: the pause of the moments when the planes struck and the towers fell. the bells, the reading of the names of those lost. >> jam
member and kill american soldiers. the u.s. miletitary is so upset about this that the game has been banned from being. sold on most u.s. army bases. the good news i is here's a situation in which america cou have a decisive victory over the taliban. too bad it's just a game. things to all of yo for being part of my program this week. i will see you next week. stay tuned for "reliable sources. >>> the magnifying power of the media is a powerful tool and can also be a dangerous weapon. how did one cookie pastor's plans to burn a bunch of korans beco an international sensation? why did journalists fan the flames of anti-muslim hatred by playing up the bizarre antics of terry jones? should he have been on every morning show. >>> the president meets the thpress -- he head do more of that, you know, but can't escape questions about the koran burning and more in manhattan. >>> and cnn and piers morgan. rves as a televised why on talent shows. how much do people know about his controversial tabloid past? we'll have a fullreport. >>> and david west resigns as president of abc news after cutt
. something i can stretch out on! woman: ooh... that will go with those lamps my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa. negotiating, eh? you got it! how about a nice home for our tv? how about doors to hide that drive-in theater? how about a cowhide rug? yee-haw! and the snacks? get their own place. let the marathon begin! >> alan: cadaver dogs search the rubble and find three additional victims froms there's devastating explosion and fire in san brown know. -- san bruno. bringing the death toll to seven, and six people are still missing, among them, three members of one family. amy hollyfield talk to the relatives. >> reporter: this is obviously terrible news. but this family tells me, no news is tough, too. the family has known that 82-year-old la von, her 50-year-old son greg, and her 17-year-old grandson will, were missing since the blast happened on thursday night. >> his sister has been going to the -- went to the rec center to find him, and we have been calling the local hospitals. they don't have any listings. >> reporter: officials have said everyon
. and their answers really did surprise us. >> it's a fascinating story. i'm really excited to see that. >>> and who says there's no more true passion in politics? check this guy out. >> if nominated tonight, i promise each and every person in this room, i will hit the ground running, come out swinging, and end up winning! >> that's phil davidson. he was running for county treasurer in ohio. when he gave that rather lively campaign speech. it was posted on youtube. now he's got half a million hits. he's here live this morning. and he's actually much mellower than you might think. he's got a pretty good sense of humor. i was just talking to him. . we'll talk to him live in just a few minutes. >>> we're going to start with another about-face from iran. they said they'll release the woman being held there with her two friends. her lawyer says that could happen within two to three days. our jim sciutto has been following this all along. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a few days of enormous whiplash for sarah shourd's family. on thursday, the news that she was going to be released. then fr
, whether they actually believe there's a moral equivalency there or they don't and they'rl e using it for political purposes. either way, whichever it is, this is not just bad domestic politics for the predent, and it is and they know it, for a variety of reasons, includ ing it takes him off the economy and divides him from democrats, which is a big problem on a range of issues, but i almost resist talking about this as a political issue. this is a national surity crisis. both of these issues are.yo you have general petraeus getting involved in a dostic matter of the first amendment issue shows the extraordinary extent to which people in the military are -- men and women overseas think this is a big enough deal, and to have it to be brought into domestic politics and inflamed by republicans, again, out of principle, maybe, out of political purposes maybe, whatever the reason is really a national and international tragedy. and unfortunately the esident, for a variety of reasons, is too weak on his own to deal with it. >> this is so rare in american politics to say this is my religio
by crews? were they all in one house or elsewhere? >> police have not given us very many details about what they have found and where they have found it. as you know, there was the epicenter up on the hill about a mile and a half from where we're standing here. there was so much damage csed by the blast, investigators are trying to determine who the dead are. they've certainly identified to us three of the dead. but we know there are seven total. we're also told some six premium miss. it's been three days since the blast and there is still confusio after the blast and today still some uncertainty and a few hours here, we're expecting a news conferenceer t happen right here at this location and potentially ge an update on the number of victims and how many people investigators are still lookingo for. >> let's look for good news here. how about people being able to return to their homes to visit them and retrieve rebelongings? >> there's several hundred people still evacuated. the houses have been labelled in three different categories, green, yellow and red. greens folks will be able to retu
here's to the owners showing us the way. [trumpet playing "reveille" fades to silence] >>> break news. iran says it is ready to release a female u.s. hiker held for more than a year, but is there catch guahen. >>> new word on that massive fire near san francisco today. officials are now changing the number of those ad and missing. >> middle class families, middle class families. >> you got that in the middle class mantra. president obama plans another week pushing the economy. a report on the new message from the white house. >>> cashing in that sexy russian spy is back in the headlines. now it appears she is trying to make money in a new way. and good morning to all of you. welcome to msnbc sunday. breaking news out of iran this morning. officials now say they will release an american hiker held in that will country for more than a year. sarah shourd has been one of three detained since last year. her iranian lawyers say she could be released in the next two or three days, a major abo face for iran. she is one of three american hikers accused of spying. shane baueand josh fattal
>> that's all for now. i'm chris hansen. for ann curry and all of us at nbc news, thanks for watching. >>> this sunday, the politics of the economy. have americans lost faith in the president and his party to dig the country out of recession? >> the hole the recession left was huge. the progress has been painfully slow. millions of americans are still looking for work. >> can the white house d anything before november to put people back to work? and who is right in the debate about your taxes? i'll explore the president's thinking and go inside the white house's campaign strategy with senior adviser to the president, david axle rod. then, nine years after 9/11, what's behind the new wave of anti-muslim sentiment in america? has the president helped or hurt by wading into controversies about an islamic community center and mosque in lower manhattan and a florida's pastor threat to burn a holy koran. an exclusive interview with former mayor of new york city and 2008 presidential candidate, rudy giuliani. finally, our political roundtable weighs in on the legacy of the 9/11
in america and the outlook for the midterm race. with us the bestselling author of "no god but god: the origins, evolution and the future of islam" reza aslan. former white house press secretary to president clinton, dee dee myers, republican strategist mike murphy and ron brownstein of the "national journal." captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. after a weekend of start and stop announcement, news from iran this morning that jailed american sarah surer will be released on $500,000 bail along with shane bower and josh fattal. she's been accused of spying and detained in an iran prison last summer. joining me from des moines, iowa, the president's top political adviser, david axelrod. welcome back to meat meet, mr. axelrod. >> thanks, david. good to be here. >> what about this news from iran? when will she be released and will it happen this time? >> obviously we're hopeful and encouraged by these news but there have been starts and stops in this before and until that actually happens, you know, we're on a wait and see basis. >> as far as bower and fattal
children's generation will be better than it was for us? 66% to not confident. is america in a state of decline? 65% believe the country is in a state of decline. how do you combat that? >> it is tough to do. america has historically, internationally, been the home of national optimism. this is the most optimistic place on the place of the earth -- face of the earth. optimism breeds confidence. whether you want to take a chance on the gi bill, air, water, pollution acts that may difference -- the people that lack optimism, there is a sense of hunkering down. i cannot be concerned about other people. it makes me more self test, self-absorbed. it has a political ripple effect. i do not think that has been totally calculated. >> the president says we will put money into infrastructure. john boehner says we are going to cut taxes and government spending. how does that instill confidence in the american people? >> it does not compute. this is all meant to benefit the economic system, but how does it affect me? they do not feel it. both sides, politicians, they have really lost some credib
's official. the campaign season is upon us. congress comes back this week. they're only going to be here for three weeks, four at the most, and then it's back out on the mustings, more of this red meat politics for the next two months. >> okay. something we'll be talking about a lot together. mike viqueira. >>> catch david's full interview with david axelrod and mayor giuliani when "meet the press" reairs at 2:00 eastern on "msnbc sunday." >>> we are following a developing story out of iran at this hour, a jailed american hiker held for over 13 months by iranian authorities may be released withindays. sarah shourd could soon come home on about a half million dollars bail. nbc's ali arouzi is joining us from london and with a good day to you a story we're eager to see the outcome of, any news from tehran, ali? >> well, it's the news we've been hearing since the last few days. there's been so many twists and turns in this story. friday the president's announcement she was going tohee freed on saturday and then tehran's chief prosecutor overturned that and then the chief prosecutor gave a p
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